To see all of the Spring Quarter courses and read more information about them: 21SQ Film classes (PDF)
This course considers the new position of film, video, and other electronic media within an era defined by climate change, often called the Anthropocene. Here, students will consider film's role in communicating the science and effects of climate change to a mass audience; while also exploring how climate change has impacted the films we watch for entertainment, including science fiction and horror films.
This course will introduce students to the basics of editing video and sound. By the end of the quarter, students will be able to understand and apply basic terminology associated with non-linear edit systems, effectively import and export media, demonstrate the basic functions of Premiere Pro’s default toolbar, adjust audio levels, utilize color correction, evaluate and then create a sequence of shots to tell a story in an efficient manner, evaluate if an edit is effective for its storytelling purpose, as well as other technical and aesthetic skills.
The final installment in the Filmmaking 1-2-3 cycle of classes, this course will bring together the critical, technical and creative skills you have developed throughout the year, in the creation of a single “capstone” work. This term-long project will be determined by the student, (either independently, or in collaboration with their peers) and may constitute a work of narrative, documentary or experimental media.
Every student is strongly encouraged to consider taking at least ONE internship for credit in Fall Quarter and one additional (paid or unpaid) no credit internship before you graduate. It’s an essential way to network and gain professional experience!
According to a recent study from Michigan State University,* employers go on to offer 50 percent of their interns fulltime jobs.
(*Collegiate Employment Research Institute, Report, 2017. Study reported in NY Times, April 7, 2017)
A 5-credit internship requires 15 hours weekly with the employer. In addition to these hours, you will also need to meet with your academic supervisor and complete specified academic assignments (such as a storyboard, reports, visual media samples, research projects or a final reflective essay). We will work together to find the best academic requirements that match your internship and professional interests.
Your internship could also be split into two separate internships taken over two different quarters but generally must add up to 5 credits (unless you don't need 5 full credits to graduate in your credit count). There is flexibility in the credit count to accommodate your work schedule or credit count needs. There are no summer internships for credit (but you can do them for no credit)
These are the hour requirements you must work for the employer, for an internship for credit:
5 Credits = 15 hours/week or 150 hours/quarter
4 Credits = 12 hours /week or 120 hours/quarter
3 credits = 9 hours /week or 90 hours/quarter
2 credits = 6 hours /week or 60 hours/quarter
1 credit = 3 hours/week or 30 hours/quarter
Here are just a sampling of recent internships featured on Handshake, the platform that offers you access to internships, career information and more. Check it out here.
Internships can be taken for credit toward the major.
English and CW students can take internships as general electives, Writing Studies students can take internships that are writing related toward their minor.
Check out the College of Arts and Sciences' Pathways to Professional Formation website with information about internships and how to get them.
Do you have more questions? Make an appointment with the Career Engagement Office.
Create a Student account on the new national website, Handshake, to search for internships and apply for them.
We also have a number of dedicated internships that are reserved just for Film or English Majors.
If you know an employer who might be a suitable candidate for an internship, get them to register themselves on Handshake here and then post the position there. Instructions for posting jobs are available here.
Once you have found a suitable internship fill out the internship packet of forms. These are available, with the instructions, below or at the English Department front desk. Then, make an appointment with the Internship Director to register for 5 credits (or less) for the next quarter.
Dr. Kirsten Moana Thompson, Internship Director, English Department, Email.